Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion Updated 22 January 2018 Favourite activity among parents and their new-born babies Gazing at each other in wonder for extended periods of time is a favourite activity among parents and their new-born babies. It’s an important early bonding mechanism and, as scientists at the University of Cambridge have recently demonstrated, it gets their brainwaves in sync. Using electroencephalography (EEG), they measured the brainwave patterns of 36 infants as they interacted with adults singing nursery rhymes and found that synchronisation of brainwaves was significantly increased when the two made eye contact, a process which researchers believe may improve communication and learning in babies. 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X 'Help! My baby's cough sounds like a dog's bark' 2019-08-24 10:00 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Exactly how can flu damage your heart? Medical 10 things to know about your vagina that'll change how sex feels Mental health How toes become fingers in the brains of 'foot painters' Mental health Lots of time on social media linked to anxiety and depression in teens Medical Why obese teen boys could be prone to heart attacks in middle age Diet and nutrition WATCH: Science has discovered that cheese is as addictive as cocaine Live healthier Heart health » 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.' Diet & Nutrition » 8 benefits of gherkin juice that will make you want to drink some ASAP Goodbye, salt craving.